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Poster: conv Date: Oct 29, 2007 4:29am
Forum: netlabels Subject: [cnv43] Michael Trommer - live sleep

I've contact mic'd the upstairs bedrooms (while the rest of the family was sleeping) and various parts of the house, including the windows/backyard.
the idea was to do a live, real-time mix, processing the sounds of the sleeping family/house, and gradually separating/ lifting off...first to outdoor sounds, then to local radio sounds, longwave...mediumwave...shortwave....then finally to a live radiotelescope feed.

this idea of a gradual takeoff from a sleeping bed to deep space is based on a childhood fantasy of mine: that my bedroom would separate from the rest of the house and blast off into the cosmos when i was sleeping...a recent re-discovery of some of harris burdick's dreamlike magical-realist drawings provided the final impetus for the piece.

liner notes by Michael Trommer